The ugly history behind 5th Amendment

by Bill Federer -- Britain's William Laud had spies listen to pastors' sermon to see if they said anything against the king's ordinances. If they did, the pastors were arrested. Decisions to more…

The prayers that saved Philadelphia

by Bill Federer -- In 1731, a Spanish commander cut off the ear of British Captain Robert Jenkins and told him to take it to his king. This began the War of more…

What liberals won't admit about judges

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 15, 1788, James Madison warned: "As the courts are generally the last in making the decision, it results to them, by refusing or not refusing to more…

Columbus: Not as bumbling as you might think

by Bill Federer -- Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes. A biography more…

Even Plato knew how tyrants arise

by Bill Federer -- Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 B.C., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in Books 8 and 9: "States more…